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"Science Names Suck"
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Episode No.   Season
10 1x10 Season 1
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date December 6, 1995
Network: ABC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo Science Names Suck
Written by: Lona Williams & Les Firestein
Directed by: Sam Simon
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Drew and Mrs. Louder"
Followed by: "The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Nucleus"


Science Names Suck was the tenth episode of The Drew Carey Show. Originally aired on December 6, 1995 on ABC, This episode, which was directed by Sam Simon, was co-written by Lona Williams and Les Firestein.


When Kate starts neglecting the guys after she gets a new boyfriend, the gang starts hanging out with Jay Clemens, an old school buddy they run into at the Warsaw. Kate eventually breaks up with her boyfriend and is outraged that Jay has seemingly taken her place in the gang. Everything comes to a heated and surprising end the night of Drew's birthday party.


Kate (Christa Miller) gets a new boyfriend Jay and has less time to spend with Drew (Drew Carey), Lewis (Ryan Stiles) and Oswald (Diedrich Bader). The guys run into Jay Clemens, an old buddy from junior high school, at the Warsaw. He has recently gotten a divorce. They begin hanging out with him a lot. Kate breaks up with her boyfriend (after his carnival leaves town), and is furious to discover that Jay seems to have taken her place with the gang. He angers her further by giving her advice about her love life.

After the guys side with Jay (Robert Torti, in guest appearance) over Kate in a dispute over where to eat dinner, Kate refuses to talk to them and says that she will not go to Drew's birthday party. Drew pleads with her to re-consider, but she only agrees to attend after he asks Jay to stay away. Kate arranges a surprise visit from baseball star Dave Winfield, mistakenly believing that he and Drew are old friends. Jay infuriates Kate by stopping by to drop off Drew's gift. They talk things out in the kitchen and admit that they are attracted to one another.

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